Job Opportunity – Country Supplier Relations Manager at Wasoko
Country Supplier Relations Manager
Dar Es Salaam,
Wasoko is transforming communities across Africa by revolutionizing access to essential goods and services. By connecting small merchants to the digital economy, we fix inefficient supply chains and provide services previously unavailable to informal businesses. Wasoko aims to provide everything a retailer needs; no distributors or banks are necessary.
Thousands of retailers across Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal, Zambia, and Rwanda use Wasoko’s mobile ordering and delivery platform to receive the goods they need as quickly and cheaply as possible while also accessing growth financing for the first time. We’re looking to grow our team with highly talented and motivated employees who are excited to work in a fast-paced and dynamic startup environment.
Role: Country Supplier Relations Manager, reporting to East Africa Partnerships Manager
Location: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.
You will support the operations at a country level to ensure Wasokos is always receiving the best margins, and supplier terms and proactively onboarding new products across all country branches.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Act as the first point of contact for newly onboarded and existing suppliers
Negotiate terms and conditions of supplier partnerships
Schedule regular reports and meetings
Actively monitor organizational sales growth to ensure KPIs are being met and revised regularly
Managing Supplier Relations team at a country level
Monitor and manage all distribution agreement contracts
Proactively identify opportunities that will align supplier needs with the organizational goals
Advise, train and mentor junior supplier team members
The successful candidate will possess:
Preferred 4-5 years of experience in a similar role in FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods)
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Business Management
Ability to work efficiently and independently in a fast-paced sales environment
Strong selling, negotiating, and consulting skills
Effective interpersonal and analytical abilities
Strong oral, written communication & presentation skills
Willingness to travel for work within the country
Must love working with people and cross-cultural team